Thursday, March 17, 2011

Erin Go Braugh

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Here is some trivia about this festive day:

1.  St. Patrick's Day celebrates St. Patrick's death on March 17, 461

2.  There are more than 100 parades held in the US today in celebration.  Boston and NYC are two of the largest parades. 

3.  Blue was the first color associated with St. Patrick, but over years it changed to green. 

4.  The Shamrock was used by St. Patrick to explain the holy trinity to the non-Christians. 

5.  Every year the city of Chicago dies the river green.

6.  If you kiss the Blarney Stone you are said to cure yourself of shyness.

7.  Leprechauns are shoemakers.
8.  In Ireland the color green stands for hope.

9.  St. Patrick was born in Britain.

10.  Erin Go Braugh means Ireland for Ever

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